Shopping cart

View your shopping cart.

Best Practices for Developing Indirect Potable Reuse Projects: Phase 1 Report

Principal Investigator
John Ruetten, Resource Trends

Over the past ten years, water agencies have considered indirect potable reuse projects including groundwater recharge and reservoir augmentation through water reclamation. Although there are several successful indirect potable reuse projects in operation today, the public has opposed projects by negative branding.  This branding of the projects creates negative perceptions and fear.  As a result, some water agencies have abandoned indirect potable reuse projects, even after significant investment, in favor of more traditional nonpotable water reuse or other alternatives such as water transfers and desalination.  Unsuccessful projects can be costly and can tarnish the reputation of water agencies. This affects trust and investment in critical water and environmental projects. This report outlines practices to ensure that well planned indirect potable reuse projects receive fair consideration in water supply decisions. The sponsoring utility must become confident about managing public perception issues. The best practices are also intended to maintain the reputation of the sponsoring agency and the industry, even if indirect potable reuse is not adopted in a given community. (2004, 87 pages, 01-004-01)

View Project Profile

Member price: 25.00
Foundation subscriber price: 15.00
Non-member price: 45.00